HOME-PURCHASE ASSISTANCE

Here to Help With Home Payment Assistance

We work hard to provide you with the resources that you need to move into the home of your dreams. We offer home-purchase assistance programs1 through federal or local grants that can help you get there!

Home Purchase Assistance
Home Purchase Assistance

Welcome Home El Paso — a home loan assistance program

  • This program offers up to 5% of the amount of the home loan in assistance2 that you don’t have to pay back.
  • GECU is the only mortgage lender in El Paso, Texas, to offer this home-purchase assistance program through the El Paso Housing Finance Corporation.
  • This home loan payment assistance is available for homes within El Paso city limits.
  • Welcome Home El Paso is available for anyone buying a home in El Paso, Texas, who becomes a GECU member and meets the qualification requirements.
Home Purchase Assistance

First-time Homebuyers Program

  • The First-time Homebuyers Program3 offers at least $1,000 and up to $35,000 that must be used for principal reduction.
  • The home must be within the city limits of El Paso, Texas, and the maximum sales price varies.
  • Buyers may get prequalified for a credit union home loan through a participating lender like us.
  • Applicants must complete a Financial Education and Homeownership course offered through our financial coaching program.
  • Additionally, you may also qualify for up to $5,000 in closing costs and down-payment assistance.
  • Applicants must have a minimum investment amount of $1,000 of their own funds. 
We’re Here to Help With Your Home-purchase Assistance Program Questions
  • What is home-purchase assistance?
    Home-purchase assistance consists of programs and grants offered by the City of El Paso, Texas, or by national and federal grants to assist homebuyers for the purchase of a home.
  • What home-purchase assistance programs do you have available?
    We work with the City of El Paso, Texas, to provide the Welcome Home El Paso program. This home loan assistance program offers up to 5% of the amount of your home loan in payment assistance.
  • Do you have to repay the Welcome Home El Paso assistance?
    You don’t have to pay back any home-loan-payment assistance provided through the Welcome Home El Paso program.
  • How can I find more information about home loans?
  • What is the Financial Education and Homeownership seminar?
    A Financial Education and Homeownership seminar helps soon-to-be homebuyers prepare for the home loan process and the purchase of a home. It provides you information on what you can expect during the home loan process, including inspections, appraisal, the costs that may be incurred, and what to expect after you close.
  • How do I sign up for an upcoming seminar?
    View our seminars to sign up for more financial and homeownership education.
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1Assistance programs are made available through third-party entities, and are subject to qualification, income criteria, home-purchase price, and property location. Other conditions apply.
2This assistance program is brought to you by the El Paso Housing Finance Corporation and is subject to qualification, income criteria and home-purchase price. The residence must be located within the El Paso city limits. Other conditions apply.
3Assistance offered by the Community and Human Development Department for the City of El Paso, Texas, and is subject to qualification, income criteria, and home-purchase price. The residence must be located within the El Paso city limits. Applicants must have a minimum investment amount of $1,000 of their own funds. Other conditions apply.
4All loans are subject to credit qualification and approval. The property must be located in Texas or New Mexico. Certain fees and conditions apply. Membership eligibility is required
5VA loans are offered to qualified borrowers that are serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces. Other conditions may apply.
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